Monday, June 28, 2010

Israel Arming in Saudi Arabia?

Given recent statements by both sides this would not be completely out of the realm of possibility, though Saudi Arabia and Israel would at first blush seem very strange bed fellows. Scratch the surface though and you see two historic enemies who have good reason to put their own hostilities aside at least as long as necessary to prevent Iran from getting a viable Nuke.

http://www.jpost.com/MiddleEast/Article.aspx?id=179610

"Israel Air Force aircraft dropped off large quantities of military gear at a Saudi Arabian military base a week ago, in preparation for a potential attack on Iran, a number of Iranian and Israeli news outlets have reported.

The unconfirmed report, first published by the semi-official Iranian news agency Fars and the Islam Times Web site, claimed that on June 18 and 19, Israeli helicopters unloaded military equipment and built a base just over 8 km. outside the northwestern city of Tabuk, the closest Saudi city to Israel, located just south of Jordan. All civilian flights into and out of the city were said to have been canceled during the Israeli drop-off, and passengers were reportedly compensated by the Saudi authorities and accommodated in nearby hotels.
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